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Train-hopping in the digital age

Jul 2, 2014
A father-son duo recount how technology changed clandestine freight train travel.
Posted In: railroad, gps, smartphone
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The GPS trade-off: Get lost less often, but lose privacy

Apr 10, 2014
Hiawatha Bray explains the hidden costs of your Google Maps app.
Posted In: consumer privacy, gps

When Apple and Google get into your car

Jan 13, 2014
At the Detroit Auto Show, it's clear that cars are becoming the biggest mobile device we own.
Posted In: cars, gps

The smartphone killed the camera. Is the GPS unit next?

Jul 31, 2013
Garmin and other GPS companies are struggling to sell consumer GPS units in an iPhone world.
Posted In: gps, iPhone, apple, Garmin, smartphone

Caught in the cross fire? Coca-Cola accused of illegal mapping in China

Mar 13, 2013
The government of the Yunnan province in Western China is going after Coca-Cola. Officials say the company has been illegally mapping the province with GPS devices.
Posted In: China, gps, Coca-cola

Forget GPS jamming, drone 'spoofing' is all the rage

Mar 11, 2013
For those who want to stop others from tracking their movement, GPS signals can be jammed -- albeit illegally. And now, GPS signals can also be 'spoofed.'
Posted In: gps, drones, Homeland Security

Why GPS could keep its American accent

Feb 8, 2013
The European Union is taking a hard look this week at its Galileo navigation system -- an alternative to American GPS. Galileo is so far costing three times what was projected.
Posted In: gps, Tech, england

'Chipping' our kids: Can we fight truancy with technology?

Jun 1, 2012
Can technology keep kids from skipping school? In San Antonio, they're going to track children with the same microchips used for cattle, or boxes in a Walmart warehouse. Plus: Are you ready for some "backyard" neuroscience?
Posted In: RFID, Radio Frequency Identification, schools, privacy, data security, Education, gps, neuroscience, backyard brains

Robots across America

Mar 30, 2012
Marketplace's David Brancaccio and his robot dog Wilson drive coast to coast without as much as a "hello" to fellow humans.
Posted In: Robots Ate My Job, robots, automation, gps, david brancaccio, road trip

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